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Grant and Contract Accounting

Grant and Contract Accounting

The Grant and Contract Accounting department manages the financial component of the University's externally funded research, public service, and other separately budgeted projects. 

Grant and Contract Accounting ensures compliance with University Policies and Procedures as well as those of the sponsoring organization by:

  • Reviewing and approving all financial transactions on sponsored projects.
  • Approving all new and incremental funding for sponsored projects and setting them up in the University's financial systems.
  • Providing billing, collections, and financial reporting services for all sponsored projects.
  • Serving as liaison to outside auditors examining the University's sponsored projects.
  • Providing advice and support to Financial Officers and Principal Investigators/Project Directors in the financial conduct of their sponsored projects.
  • Conducting the University's Indirect Cost Study at required intervals.

Our office is located in the Perkins Administration Building, Room 205

The Grant and Contract Accounting staff and their responsibilities/assignments are as follows:


 Janice Kranz
 Dedman College (except for Biology department)
 214-768-2649 janice@smu.edu
 Carmela Wells
 Simmons School of Education
 214-768-2020 cjwells@smu.edu
 Susan Wright
 Lyle School of Engineering
 214-768-4634 siwright@smu.edu
   Meadows School of the Arts
 
   Cox School of Business
 
   Dedman School of Law
   
   Perkins School of Theology
   
   Provost (areas within)
   
   Dedman College (Biology department)
   
 Jamie Barrett
 Billing and Reporting
 214-768-3838 barrettjd@smu.edu
 Kim Orcutt
 Administrative Assistant
 214-768-2772
korcutt@smu.edu
 Janet Burton
 Manager
 214-768-3761
janetb@smu.edu